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Reduced Longevity Among Male Heroin Abusers, 1962-1997

junio del 2008

Reviews the changing lifespan of heroin abusers as compared with that of the general U.S. population based on 1962-1997 data.

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Animal Studies Elaborate Toluene's Effects

junio del 2008

Reports on evidence that toluene abuse can harm the nervous system and body, although scientists know relatively little about its specific actions.

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Methamphetamine Restricts Fetal Growth, Increases Lethargy in Newborns

junio del 2008

Reports on research showing that newborns whose mothers abused methamphetamine during pregnancy showed lower rates of fetal growth as compared with unexposed newborns.

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Behavioral Problems Related to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Manifest Early in Childhood

junio del 2008

Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.

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Long-Term Cocaine Abuse Linked With Impaired Heart Function

Marzo del 2008
Summarizes research on the effects of long-term regular cocaine abuse on the cardiovascular system in African Americans.

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Study Links Anabolic Steroids to Brain Changes in Adolescent Female Mice

octubre del 2007
Reports on an animal study finding that links anabolic steroids to brain changes in adolescent female mice, changes that can potentially lead to steroid abuse.

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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

octubre del 2006

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Marijuana Smoking Is Associated With a Spectrum Of Respiratory Disorders

octubre del 2006
Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.

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Stress Response May Underlie African- Americans' Reduced Pain Tolerance

octubre del 2006

Summarizes research suggesting a physiological difference as the explanation for African-Americans' reported low tolerance for pain.

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